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‘Noles in the NFL: week 3

Lots of former Seminoles are banged up early in the season.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida State standouts have been plagued by injuries in recent weeks, especially key players in skill positions. The first few weeks have seen playmakers like Devonta Freeman and Dalvin Cook missing time. Unfortunately, corner Patrick Robinson would join the growing list of injured FSU products in week 3.

Atlanta Falcons (43-37 loss to New Orleans)

Devonta Freeman: missed the Falcons’ week three division matchup while he is still nursing a knee contusion that he suffered in week one.

Buffalo Bills (27-6 win over Minnesota)

WR Kelvin Benjamin: caught three balls on five targets for 29 yards. Benjamin played his part in arguably the biggest upset of the weekend as the Bills routed the Vikings.

Carolina Panthers (31-21 victory over Cincinnati)

K Graham Gano: was called upon for just one field goal attempt on the day, which split the uprights from 40-yards. Gano was also 4/4 on extra points.

Chicago Bears (16-14 win over Arizona)

NT Eddie Goldman: recorded four tackles (two solo).

Cincinnati Bengals (31-21 loss to Carolina)

WR Auden Tate: remained inactive for the third straight week. Tate has been a healthy scratch, but have an opportunity to suit up for his first NFL game with the health of receiver A.J. Green questionable heading into week four.

OT Bobby Hart: and his unit struggled against Carolina’s pass rush. Quarterback Andy Dalton was sacked two times for a loss of 22 total yards.

WR Kermit Whitfield: (practice squad)

Denver Broncos (14-27 loss to Baltimore)

DE DeMarcus Walker: remained inactive for the third straight week. After playing out of position last year, Walker returned to his natural position this year, but has yet to make an appearance for the Broncos.

S Trey Marshall: (practice squad)

Detroit Lions (26-10 win over New England)

LB Christian Jones: had the tough task of going up against Tom Brady and the Patriots, but the Lions’ defense rose to the occasion and Jones recorded four tackles (three solo) and a QB hit in the Sunday night victory.

Houston Texans (22-27 loss to the New York Giants)

OT Roderick Johnson: (practice squad)

Jacksonville Jaguars (9-6 loss to Tennessee)

CB Jalen Ramsey: recorded four solo tackles in a solid defensive effort for Jacksonville. While the Jags lost, the defense only allowed nine points on three field goals on the day,

LB Telvin Smith: lead the team with eight solo tackles, one sack, one TFL, and a QB hit. If we’re keeping it 100, he should have been credited for a field goal block as well:

WR Rashad Greene: was inactive against Tennessee. Greene was released earlier this week before being resigned two the 53-man roster two days later. Despite returning to the team, he’s been unable to make the active roster.

Kansas City Chiefs (38-27 win over San Francisco)

OT Cam Erving: has won over Kansas City fans as of late. Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes was sacked twice on the day, but was also afforded enough time int he pocket to throw for 314 yards and three touchdowns. Erving has also become a bit of an enforcer on the offensive line.

DT Derrick Nnadi: recorded three tackles (one solo).

LB Terrance Smith: recorded two tackles.

Minnesota Vikings (27-6 loss to Buffalo)

CB Xavier Rhodes: recorded two solo tackles and two passes defended in a losing effort.

RB Dalvin Cook: pulled up with a hamstring injury in overtime against the packers last week. Despite Cook saying it was just cramping following the game, he was ruled out this week against Buffalo.

New England Patriots

TE Ryan Izzo: (Injured Reserve)

New Orleans Saints (43-37 win over Atlanta)

CB P.J. Williams: recorded five solo tackles in his first start of the year. Unfortunately for Williams, it was a day to forget as Falcon’s rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley would torch the Saints for 146 yards and three touchdowns.

CB Patrick Robinson: was unable to record any stats before he was carted off the field with an ankle injury. The video of the injury isn’t awful, but you can see Robinson’s ankle roll under a 300 pound linemen. Ouch.

OT Rick Leonard: (practice squad)

New York Giants (27-22 win over Houston)

DE Mario Edwards Jr: recorded a sack on former Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson.

Travis Rudolph: (practice squad)

New York Jets (21-17 loss to Cleveland)

S Terrance Brooks: had two solo tackles in the game that saw Cleveland defeat the Jets for their first win in 635 days. Brooks was also deep to return one punt in the game, which he fumbled, but was able to recover.

Oakland Raiders (28-20 loss to Miami)

DE Tank Carradine: (inactive)

C Rodney Hudson: handled business Sunday afternoon. The rest of Hudson’s unit struggled against a vicious Dolphin’s pass rush, allowing Derek Carr to hit the dirt three times.

Philadelphia Eagles (20-16 win over Indianapolis)

DB Ronald Darby: recorded two solo tackles in Sunday’s victory.

DE Josh Sweat: was active for his first game in the NFL, but was unable to record any stats.

DT Timmy Jernigan: (Injured, NFI)

LB Nigel Bradham: recorded two solo tackles.

Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Vince Williams: (plays Monday night)

LB Matthew Thomas: (plays Monday night)

San Francisco 49ers (27-38 loss to Kansas City)

LB Dekoda Watson (Injured reserve)

Seattle Seahawks

K Sebastian Janokowski: helped keep Seattle ahead with a field goal from 47-yards and a perfect 3/3 on extra points.

Los Angeles Chargers (23-35 loss to Los Angeles Rams)

S Derwin James: continued his DROY campaign with nine tackles (seven solo), and a pass defended. James also nabbed his first career interception, but put his team in a bad position after returning the ball and stepping out at his own 1-yard line. A rookie mistake by James as his momentum and excitement looked to carry him out of the end zone when he should’ve went down for the touch back. The Rams would capitalize by blocking a punt in the Chargers’ end zone and recovering for a touchdown.

Despite the mistake, James is still making history as a rookie.

Los Angeles Rams (35-23 win over Los Angeles Chargers)

S Lamarcus Joyner: recorded four tackles (two solo).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Jameis Winston: will serve the final game of a three game suspension as the Bucs take on Pittsburgh Monday night.

LS Garrison Sanborn: (plays Monday night)

WR Bobo Wilson: (practice squad)

WR Javien Elliot: (plays Monday night)

Washington Redskins (31-17 win over Green Bay)

RB Chris Thompson: was quiet as Adrian Peterson has taken over as the lead back in Washington. Thompson had six carries for 17 yards. More of a pass catching back, Thompson was only able to haul in one catch on two targets for no gain.

K Dustin Hopkins: wasn’t asked to do too much, but was perfect when called upon. Hopkins made good on his lone field goal attempt for 35-yards and made all four of his extra points.